August 10, 2020
The Ethan Allen Institute released its officially updated legislator “Roll Call Profiles” today to reflect the key votes from the 2020 legislative session. This year’s highlighted legislation includes votes on the Global Warming Solutions Act, a minimum wage increase, Paid Family Leave, creating a tax and regulatory structure for the sale of recreational marijuana, “ballot harvesting,” and more.
The profiles can be viewed here.
Each vote receives a brief overview of the issue at stake and links to more in-depth information, including original records, supporting documents and analysis. One benefit of new Covid protocols allows us to, in some cases, provide links to video of the “floor” debate on these votes.
Each profile, in addition to detailing each legislator’s voting history going back to 2013, contains contact information, links to campaign websites and social media accounts, and links to contact local papers in the district. “These profiles are a tool that allows Vermonters to better understand the issues under debate by lawmakers, to see what their elected representatives are doing, interact with them directly on multiple platforms, and hold them accountable in public forums,” said EAI president, Rob Roper. “It’s a one-stop-shop tool kit for being an active, engaged, responsible citizen.”
Along with the updated content, EAI is also excited to announce an updated, more user friendly format, allowing for easier use on phones and tablets.
The 2020 Roll Call section of these profiles will likely be updated to include votes following the reconvening of the legislature on August 25th.